Ramon S. Gil was born and raised in the Philippines and read American comic books throughout the 70s and 80s. He went to High School in California then went on to attended California State University, Long Beach's renowned Illustration and design programs and did comic strips and editorial cartoons for the two student newspapers. He moved to New York City after a year of working at a daily newspaper as an assistant designer and illustrator.
IN 1993, Ramon was doing NASCAR autobiographies for Vortex Comics. When the industry tanked in 1994, he went into advertising and, in 2006, eventually opened up his own marketing design company called Fresh Concentrate LLC.
As part of a mid-life crisis in early 2014, Ramon decided to again chase his original dream to work in the comic book industry. Being an entrepreneur, he has decided to write, produce and self-publish his own comic books. The first of which is the Scifies Anthology which made its debut at the 2014 Boston Comic-Con.
Ramon is able to recruit top talent for his books including Trevor Von Eeden, Rudy Nebres, Roy Allan Martinez, Len Peralta, Lui Antonio and Gilbert Monsanto.
He is an active member of Andy Schmidts' Comics Experience Workshop. From 1997-2001, Ramon was an illustration and design instructor at the Parsons School of Design.
Prior to his return to comics, Ramon produced two books: PARTY TRAIN, a storybook for children with Autism, and GETTING THAT FIRST GRAPHIC DESIGN JOB. He is also the founded of two Meetup groups. The Asian-American Entrepreneurs Network and CATS Volleyball League. In the mid 90s, he published and wrote for an online magazine called Asians in America. He also maintains a business blog as well as a comic book one. Ramon is a third generation writer and got his first professional by-line in the 4th grade.
Ramon is available for writing, editing, design, production, coloring, lettering and project management. He is based in New York City.
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Website: http://www.scifies.comE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBlog: http://www.ramongil.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ramonsgilFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramonsgilDeviantArt: http://ramonsgil.deviantart.com/gallery/Notes:
In 1993 Ramon got a great portfolio review from Jack Kirby, did a spit-take in front of Tom DeFalco and got a personal invite to interview at the Valiant Offices from Jim Shooter in 1994.